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New router, now laptop won't connect


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pshammond

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My router died. I replaced it with a Linksys WRT120N router. I set it up the as close to the same as the old router and connected computers. I have connected:
3 tivo's - wired
2 desktops, XP - wired
4 laptops, XP and Vista - wireless
1 printer - wired.

One laptop will not connect. It is an IBM Thinkpad R51 - Type 2888 WRS. It worked fine with the old router (Belkin F5D8233-4). With the new router it sees the network, but fails when I try to connect. I spent a couple of hours with Linksys level 2 tech support but was unable to get this to work.

In the past I have always used the Thinkvantage Access Connections to manage the wireless profiles.

What I have done so far:
Updated the drivers for the Intel card, went from 4.xxx to 9.xxx
Disabled Thinkvanrage Access Connections and tried the MS controls.
Tried the Network Magic program that came with the router.
Installed the latest version of the Thinkvantage Access Connections program.
Reinstalled the driver

What I get now is the Thinkvantage Access Connections diagnostic tools gives an error code of 39 with the text that reads:

The current driver of protocol for the wireless adapter is incorrectly installed or configured. Reinstall the wireless driver in accordance with the driver setup instructions.

Any suggestions?
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What sort of security do you have set on the new router?
That laptop is best part of five years old. If you're using newer style wireless security (such as WPA or WPA2) older wireless cards will not connect to it.
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Currently set up with WEP, as it was on the old router. I plan on changing once I get the connections working.

I have tried making it open (removing all security) and I still cannot connect, so I don't think it is the security. (Convienent that there are no houses close enough to tap in).
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